You’ve probably seen the haunting Twitter posts popping up over the past couple days. They’re being shared all over, and for good reason.
“My name is Regina Blumenstein.” reads one. “The US turned me away at the border in 1939. I was murdered in Auschwitz.”
“My name is Arthur Weinstock,” reads another. “The US turned me away at the border in 1939. I was murdered in Sobibor.”
The tweets go on and on, more than 250 of them. They’re the names of Jewish people who were denied refuge in the United States, then later killed in Nazi concentration camps.
The account sharing those stories, called @Stl_Manifest, started as a project to remember Holocaust victims on social media. But it gained added tragic relevance on Friday when President Donald Trump signed an executive order that effectively amounts to a far-reaching ban on Muslim refugees and other visitors. Read more…